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Faramir assumes his authority as Steward of Gondor (estimated date)

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 30, 3019


An event in the aftermath of the Destruction of the One Ring; see that entry for an overview:
Aragorn and Gandalf went... to the Warden of the Houses of Healing, and they counselled him that Faramir... should remain there and still be tended with care for many days....

'As for Faramir,' said Gandalf, 'he must soon learn that his father is dead. But the full tale of the madness of Denethor should not be told to him, until he is quite healed and has duties to do.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 8, The Houses of Healing

The days that followed were golden, and Spring and Summer joined and made revel together in the fields of Gondor. And tidings now came by swift riders... of all that was done, and the City made ready for the coming of the King. Merry was summoned and rode away with the wains that took store of goods to Osgiliath and thence by ship to Cair Andros; but Faramir did not go, for now being healed he took upon him his authority and the Stewardship, although it was only for a little while, and his duty was to prepare for one who should replace him.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King

The date of this event is estimated, set well before the event Ring-bearers honoured on the Field of Cormallen

Elena Tiriel 10Feb08, 14Mar08

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